10 Shocking WWE Plans You Won't Believe Almost Happened

10. The Bizarre Plan For Mark Calaway's Debut

The Undertaker is one of, if not the, most recognisable characters in the history of wrestling. The Deadman's supernatural shenanigans, his undeniable presence and dedication to upholding kayfabe ensured that his aura remained intact across his iconic career. The Undertaker was and is a franchise in his own right.

Astonishingly, WWE were originally at a loss as to what gimmick it would give to the man who would later become The Undertaker, Mark Calaway.

It may come as a surprise to read that Calaway was initially planned to debut as The Gobbledy Gooker, before the plan was swiftly dismissed as ridiculous by the WWE Creative Team and shelved indefinitely. After debating whether Calaway should be given a Viking gimmick, it was later decided that he would make his debut at the 1990 Survivor Series as The Undertaker.

If Calaway had suffered the misfortune of having to portray what would become the wholly unpopular Gobbledy Gooker gimmick, it would be safe to assume that his WWE tenure would be a short one. Fortunately the WWE Creative Team decided to drop its bizarre plan and instead opted for him to debut as the morbid Undertaker under the management of 'Brother Love'.

Poor Hector Guerrero, though.


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